SOUTH FLORIDA HUNGER COALITION
We work to eradicate hunger by acting as a resource and convener for hunger-related initiatives and programs
NO EMPTY PLATES
- Malnutrition can severely affect a child's intellectual development. Malnourished children often have stunted growth and score significantly lower on math and language achievement tests than do well-nourished children.
- Lack of dietary diversity and essential minerals and vitamins also contributes to increased child and adult mortality. Vitamin A deficiency impairs the immune system, increasing the annual death toll from measles and other diseases by an estimated 1.3 million-2.5 million children.
- Six million children under the age of 5 die every year as a result of hunger.
For immediate,confidential assistance
call the Broward County2-1-1 hotline, by simply dialing 2-1-1. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you will be directed to the nearest emergency food or social service agency in your area.
Contact 2-1-1 for the location nearest you.Or go online http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida.
Food Insecurity in South Florida
Palm Beach County
Food Insecure-Overall199,460 Food Insecure-Children60,340 Annual Food Budget Shortfall$117,489,000
Food Insecure-Overall281,940 Food Insecure-Children81,710 Annual Food Budget Shortfall$162,796,00
Food Insecure-Overall293,070 Food Insecure-Children119,750 Annual Food Budget Shortfall$172,267,ooo